The security does depend on users not computers. For example, you want to
Tony access folder A and Bob access folder B on a remote computer. The
client computer and remote computer need to have the same username such as
bob and tony. This post may help too.
Vista common issue - can see but ...Vista Permission IssuesVista common
issue - can see but access ... So, the common issues sharing are 1) you may
be able to see it but access. ...
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
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"Tony Marcus" <TonyMarcus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hello Guy's,
> This is my problem, I have 2 Vista computers, one a Desktop and the other
> laptop. I would like to share certain folders on my Desktop with my lap
> but only when logged on as said User.
> If I right click the folder I would like to share on my desktop and click
> share it brings me a drop down box to chose who to share with, if I just
> click share with out adding users I can see the folder on laptop but not
> If I do the above and add guest it will allow me to open folder as I want
> do but when I do this it shows the folder when I log on to Guest account,
> use the Guest account when my Niece uses PC to stop her deleting and
> things (she's at that ages :-)). If I add network then I can view and open
> folder across any networked PC.
> I think I need to add my laptop to the list of people to share with but
> do I type :-
> What I want to do is access certain folders on my HOMEBUILD PC with Laptop
> when I'm logged on to my account on laptop, when someone else is logged on
> laptop I don't want them to beable to open/modify files.
> The Desktop is called HOMEBUILD and my account is Tony
> The laptop is called LAPTOP-PC and the account is also Tony
> The Workgroup is called WORKGROUP on both PC's
> I have tried \HOMEBUILD\Tony , \\HOMEBUILD\Tony, Laptop-PC\Tony and so on
> but it says unable to locate.
> Does anyone have any idea on what I'm doing wrong.